Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 large bell peppers (any color you prefer)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked rice (white, brown, or quinoa)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or basil for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 375Β°F (190Β°C).
  2. Prepare the Bell Peppers:

    • Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Rinse them inside and out. If needed, slice a small portion off the bottom to make them stand upright in a baking dish.
  3. Cook the Ground Turkey:

    • In a skillet over medium heat, add a drizzle of olive oil.
    • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. SautΓ© until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
    • Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks. Season with salt, pepper, dried oregano, and dried basil.
  4. Combine Ingredients:

    • Add the cooked rice and drained diced tomatoes to the skillet with the cooked ground turkey. Mix everything together until well combined.
  5. Stuff the Peppers:

    • Stand the bell peppers upright in a baking dish.
    • Stuff each bell pepper with the turkey and rice mixture, pressing it down gently as you go.
  6. Top with Cheese:

    • Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese over the top of each stuffed pepper.
  7. Bake:

    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve:

    • Carefully remove the stuffed peppers from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
    • Garnish with fresh parsley or basil if desired.

These turkey stuffed bell peppers are not only delicious but also a well-balanced dinner option. You can customize the filling by adding other vegetables or spices to suit your taste. Enjoy your meal!

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